Hiring a licensed NYC area electrician

Hiring a licensed NYC area electrician

To make sure you’re hiring a qualified electrician in the New York City tri-state area, take a look at the following licensing requirements:

New York City

Electricians must provide documentation that they meet all the eligibility requirements of section 27–3010 of the Administrative Code, including being older than 21 years of age; having a minimum of 10,500 hours of experience earned under the supervision of a master or special electrician in 7 1/2 years over a 10-year period; and must be of acceptable character and fitness.

New Jersey

The Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors in New Jersey requires license applicants to be 21 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and experience and/or post-secondary degrees. Applicants must also pass an exam.

As always, when hiring a contractor, make sure you get at least three estimates, check references, insurance and bonding, as well as licensure.

Connecticut

The Department of Consumer Protection’s Occupational & Professional Licensing Division offers several types of electrician's licenses, including unlimited and limited general licenses for contractors and journeymen as well as specialized licenses for those in low-voltage and telephone work.

To qualify for the annually renewable licenses, a contractor must have a minimum of two years’ experience and is required to pass an exam.


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